You know what they say, abs are made in the kitchen. We believe in a bit of movement every day, breaking a sweat, smiling, having fun, and making every excuse we can for a bit of play. No matter what your form of movement is, there is no doubt that nutrition is key to recovery, muscle-growth, flexibility, and strength.
There’s a common misconception that protein is what builds muscles and, without a doubt, it is absolutely part of it. But protein only really works its magic when it’s part of a well-rounded, well-balanced diet that provides your body with all the nutrients and micro-nutrients it needs to do work, create muscle, detoxify, and more.
Without getting into all the nitty-gritty, a good rule of thumb is to make sure you’re replenishing what you used after any sort of exercise or movement. This includes hydration as well as calories. If you can try to get a fat, carb and a protein in there (from real, whole, actual foods), even better. Why? Because that’s what energy and muscle recovery are made of.
In this smoothie, we used hemp milk because hemp seeds are one of the most bioavailable sources of protein for your body, almond butter for protein and healthy fats, banana for potassium (to help your muscles from cramping), cacao for magnesium, and mint for energy. We picked our Sambazon Supergreens pack because not only does it give you Açaí, but you get 1.5 servings of fruit and veggies per pack.
Post-Workout Açai Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 Minuttes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes | Ready In: 10 Minutes | Yield: 1 Smoothie
1 c Hemp Milk
1 scoop Peanut or Almond Butter
1 Frozen Banana
1 Scoop of Cacao
4 Mint Leaves
1. In a blender, combine all ingredients but your Sambazon Superfruit Pack.
2. Take your pack, run it under water to loosen packaging and then cut in half and break into your blender.
3. Cover and, starting on low, begin to blend.
4. Slowly increase the speed as everything begins to come together. Blend for at least 30 – 45 seconds.
5. Pour into a cup and enjoy!
Want to switch it up a little? Try swapping coconut water for hemp milk, whole walnuts for the almond butter, and frozen berries or fruit for the banana. Extra points? Add a scoop of Maca and a sprinkle of cinnamon. What’s your go-to smoothie after a workout?